Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small high-tech titanium fixture that serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Titanium is used because it is the most biocompatible with our human body. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing tooth or a complete functional set for individuals who have lost several or all of their teeth.

The dental implant is surgically placed in the jawbone and functions as an anchor for the replacement tooth. After bonding is formed between the jawbone and the dental implant, the implant can then firmly support a crown, bridge or denture.

This procedure allows one or more teeth to be replaced without affecting neighbouring teeth and is a long-term solution for missing teeth.

Disadvantages of Dentures

  • Compromise integrity of facial structures
  • Accelerate visible aging due to unattractive changes in facial appearance
  • Cause pain, sore spots, and denture breath
  • Require relining as bone melts away
  • Require adhesives
  • Cause an inability to eat certain foods
  • Contribute to embarrassment in social situations when denture moves or falls out

Long-term Benefits of Implant-supported Tooth Replacement

  • Virtually stops bone loss/ deterioration
  • Maintains integrity of facial structure
  • Improves facial appearance, restoring lost lip support and minimizing wrinkles
  • Increases comfort
Restores natural biting and chewing capacity